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2023 SHIP Annual ReportThe State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Annual Report 2023 is now available to the public for review at the Housing and Community Development Office, 200 San Sebastian View, Suite 2300, St. Augustine, Fl. 32084 and the Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., Fl. 32084.

Live Local Act – A comprehensive, statewide workforce housing strategy, designed to increase the availability of affordable housing opportunities for Florida’s workforce, who desire to live within the communities they serve.

2023-2026 Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) Public Notice

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Funds FY2023-2024 and Hurricane Housing Recovery Program (HHRP) Public Notice

Notices of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notices of Intent To Request Release of Funds

2023-2024 Annual Action Plan – Public Notice is being provided that St. Johns County has prepared a 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. St. Johns County receives CDBG funds as an Entitlement Community for the benefit of low- and moderate-income residents. St. Johns County may use CDBG funds within the unincorporated areas of the County and within the city limits of St. Augustine Beach. The development and approval of the Annual Action Plan are requirements of receiving CDBG funds. 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan  |  Public Notice

2021-2022 St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report – The St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency has published the 2022 CRA Annual Report for West Augustine, Flagler Estates, and Vilano Beach. Please visit the Community Redevelopment Agency webpage for more information and location options to view the report in person.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) On an annual basis, St. Johns County must demonstrate how activities implemented with CDBG funds address Strategic Plan objectives and priorities identified in the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) includes a summary of programmatic accomplishments and an assessment of progress toward meeting the priority needs and specific objectives identified in the County’s Consolidated Plan. CAPER Public Notice January 2023  |   FY21-22 Caper Draft

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Report to Board – Per F.S. 420.9076

FY 2022-2023 Notice of SHIP Funds Availability

St Johns County Housing Counseling Program is granted HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Approval as a certified Housing Counseling Program.  For the past several years St Johns County Health and Human Services has been moving forward to provide St Johns County residents the availability of housing and credit counseling based on HUD (Housing and Urban Development) standards. In December of 2018, the Department received this approval.  If you like more information on the program, or to register, please visit Housing and Financial Counseling Program or contact Ginny Campbell, HUD Certified Counselor at (904) 209-6146 or vcampbell@sjcfl.us.

Our Mission

The Housing & Community Development Division is responsible for the promotion, development, preservation and administration of affordable housing programs, initiatives and policies in St. Johns County. These programs are designed for both single family, multifamily households and developers. Housing & Community Development also assists with related community development issues such as utilities, roads and zoning.

Housing & Community Development Divisions & Information

Affordable Housing
Everyone deserves affordable housing. However, as the cost of housing rises, many of us are forced to pay more than we can really afford. People you rely on — teachers, bank tellers, police officers, firefighters, nurses, waiters, and even many young professionals — may need assistance with housing. Various resources are available to those who wish to live in St Johns County.

Housing and Financial Counseling Program
The St. Johns County Housing and Financial Counseling Program is designed to help you overcome the potential obstacles first-time homebuyers encounter and connect you with resources that will help turn your dream of owning your own home into a reality.

Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP)
Florida Housing administers the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP), which provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to serve very low, low and moderate income families.

Rehabilitation Program
The Rehabilitation Program is intended to alleviate immediate and potential housing problems, thus preventing further damage to the structure while allowing the occupants to continue residing in their homes. Code, safety and health issues are paramount.

P: (904) 827-6892
E: kvankirk@sjcfl.us

Housing Finance Authority
The Housing Finance Authority of St. Johns County issues tax-exempt and taxable bonds for affordable multifamily housing and single family mortgages.

Community Redevelopment
The St. Johns County Community Redevelopment Agency was established to promote, coordinate and fund a variety of residential and commercial redevelopment efforts in three community redevelopment areas.